The Excalibur Matrix 355 review is a combination of compact design, incomparable durability, improved accuracy, enhanced control and easier cocking. This comes also with an arrow speed of 355 fps. To the most experienced archers, this is a slower speed, but a worthy compromise considering its other amazing features.
The kit includes powerload limbs, quiver, Ergo-Grip stock, 4- 150-grain field points and a rope cocking aid. The crossbow measures 35 by 6 by 10 inches, making it the most suitable tool for hunting or sport shooting. Unlike other re-curve crossbows in the market, it is light in weight and its design is not cumbersome.
Overall length This device has a length of 34.75 inches. This enables you to draw it regardless of your position, making it appropriate for fields that are rather restraining. If a device is shorter or longer than this, it might not give you the best experience in the field.
12.25-inch Power stroke The magnitude of the power stroke often translates to the speed with which a bolt travels through the air to reach the target. However, this alone is not the only thing that affects a crossbow’s velocity. The Matrix 355 is also designed to offer a draw weight of 240lbs. This gives it more power to facilitate an acceleration of 355 fps.
Arrow length The crossbow is built with a quiver that can accommodate arrows of 18 inches. The arrow length is an important aspect of the crossbow since it influences the velocity produced when one draws the bowstring.
Mass weight – With an overall weight of about 5.4lbs, you can carry this device with you for at least a couple of kilometers without giving in to fatigue. Also, it reduces the impact you are meant to feel once you draw the bowstring. This is very convenient, particularly for beginners.
355fps velocity – This model is capable of producing a velocity of 355, which makes it an excellent tool for hitting targets in motion or those that are far from you.
Ergo-Grip – For enhanced control, an Ergo-Grip is provided on the stock of the device to ensure maximum balance as you draw the string. The grip is large enough for any size of hand and can allow you to use gloves.
Rope cocking aid – This Package also includes a rope cocking aid. This device is meant to help you draw the bowstring without applying much force. The rope has been proven to reduce the load of pulling the strings by about 50%. It is the most popular cocking aid, due to its ease of use and affordability. Also, you can never go wrong while target hunting with a rope cocking aid.
Realtree Xtra finish – The crossbow’s stock and arm is immaculately camouflaged with tree prints. This makes it difficult for a target to notice the device in the bush. With the right camo gear for hunting, nothing will prevent you from having your way in the woods without raising eyebrows.
How to use
The Matrix 355 is designed to give the utmost accuracy, control and results. However, one has to do everything as instructed to achieve the desired outcome.
Although the weapon is outstanding, it will be a total waste if it is not used properly. Using a recurve crossbow does not call for a lot of expertise. All you need is to give it your full concentration.
Sighting your target should be a great start. Those who have operated this kind of equipment in the past will confess that it is not easy to shoot a target without using a scope. Therefore, always use the reticle scope for the best shots. It is designed with red and blue illumination to allow for clarity.
When you have sighted the target, you can then pull the strings. For a successful shooting, cocking will be necessary. The rope cocking aid will help you a great deal. Be sure to pull the bowstring back farther to increase the velocity of the arrow and that your arm will is on the Ergo-Grip.
Then, when the view is clear and the target is calm, let the arrow loose. Within seconds, the arrow will have reached the target. It is as simple as that.